A Baptism in Mali
A Baptism in Mali
Aug. 24, 2023 | Mali

New Christian Family Pressured to Leave Village

[216] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Kalifa.

Kalifa and his family were all Muslims living in a Muslim village. But then, Kalifa placed his trust in Christ during an evangelistic outreach earlier this year, becoming the first Christian in his village. When others in Kalifa’s Muslim community learned about his newfound faith in Christ, they began to persecute him and his family with verbal insults and physical attacks. As Kalifa and his family continue to face opposition from their community, front-line workers request prayer for strength and endurance for them.

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  • I thank you Jesus for Kalifa's faith I pray that he will stand strong and encouraged for you. I pray his safety and as an effective witness and the movement of your spirit through the village to bring everyone to repentance and to Christ. I pray that Islam will be completely abandoned and that that the effect of this will go throughout the world. Amen
    Eric D - USA
  • Father, you have given incredible spiritual riches to Kalifa. Thank you for loving him greatly. Give him courage and strength to continue to trust and follow Jesus fully. Grow him in truth and faith. Draw many others in his family, village and country into a saving relationship with Jesus. Provide for and protect him from all evil. Thank you! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Jesus, encourage Khalifa and his family. Help them to remain true to You in spite of those who are persecuting them. Comfort them with Your Holy Spirit and help them grow in their faith in You. May others in their village turn to You because of them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Heavenly Father, God thank you for the new believers in Jesus Christ. Please show them in Psalms 37:1-6 that they don't have to fret, that if they trust in the Lord and do good, they can dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, commit your way to him , he has wonderful promises for you.
    Pam W - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please protect Your people from their enemies, please give them everything they need on this earth and in this life while they're on their way to meet You!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that Kalifa and his family would grow in their faith, that they would have access to Your word and to other believers who can encourage them. May they have an eternal perspective and know that You will reward them for all that they suffer for Your Name. Please use their witness to bring others to Christ.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, God thank you for Kalifa and his family. Please give them help and hope and joy in the times of persecution. Jesus Christ knows your name and he will not forsake your. Strength and honor are your shield that he gives you. May God bless you all.
    Pam W - USA
  • Precious Savior, uphold Kalifa and his family with the right hand of Your righteousness and help them to endure in faith when facing their enemies. Please send them help in supernatural ways and give them Your peace. Bless and keep them in Jesus name and by Your Holy Spirit, Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides. As brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Kalifa and family. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear LORD,

    Please give Kalifa Your comfort and strength through this time both in mind and heart. I pray Your work of sanctification in him would be a witness to Your circumcision of the heart and that others would wonder at his faith. I pray his persecutors would repent of their sins and receive the gospel from the KJB. In LORD Jesus' name, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for Kalifa and his family from Psalm 119:161,162,165. He is persecuted without cause, but let his heart not be afraid. Let him rejoice in your word as the highest value. Let him love you and knowing your through your word so that no opposiiton can make this family stumble.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the evangelistic outreach and for Kalifa's willingness to follow You despite the threat of persecution. I pray that You would strengthen him and his family and enable them to endure the hardships that come with following You. May they consider it pure joy when they endure trials of various kinds. You are worth any cost.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Father please protect Kalimantan from harm as well as his family. Bring others to join him in Jesus amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Dear God, thank you for the faith you have granted Kalifa! May his family and others also turn to You. Please protect Kalifa and his family physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, and-most of all-spiritually. Please let faith and trust in You grow regardless of circumstances. We ask all in Jesus' name and according to your will. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Father, thank You that Kalifa took a bold step of faith by being the first person in his village to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. May Kalifa be the first of many people throughout the area to repent of their sins and embrace a saving knowledge of Yeshua. Grant Kalifa and his family spiritual strength and endurance as they face opposition.
    Patrick V - USA
  • In the living hope of resurrected name of Jesus, our heavenly Father Elohim Miqweh, God of hope as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for living hope of Kalifa and family. We ask of a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we pray for Kalifa and all that he is going through. Lord Jesus give him strength and courage in his new found faith. Use him Lord to spread the Gospel. We pray for the salvation and conversion of the Muslim villagers. Do only what You can do. In Jesus Precious name, the great love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift Kalifa & his family up to You today. Lord be their shield of Protection . Lord Jesus strengthen their faith & remind them that you will never leave them nor forsake them. Thank you for drawing Kalifa to you and I pray Lord that he will be a bright light of Hope in the darkness & may many come to You for salvation through his witness
    Lori L - USA
  • O God, thank you for the grace for Kalifa to trust in Jesus. Help him to stand boldly in Jesus. May he experience your strength to continue to witness for Jesus. May those who observe him see Your grace and strength working in him and desire the same for themselves. May he experience peace and assurance in Jesus alone. In Jesus name Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I pray that You be his rear guard in this trying time. Your protection over the family I pray. May Islam not have his victory over Your new children. Glorify Your Name in the strength of the faith that You provide. May their witness break up the follow ground & You change their hearts. IJ Mighty NA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Our Father, bless Kalifa with strength to resist the persecution he and his family are facing. Surround them with Your protection. May there be those who will encourage them, and may others find salvation in Jesus because of Kalifa's faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Califa and his newfound faith. I ask that you would keep him strong through all the physical threats and insults and persecutions. Please protect his family. Please help him grow in that kind of atmosphere and be a witness to these Muslims around him. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees. as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Kalifa and family fix their eyes on Jesus. We ask of provision , a head of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • O Lord, please bring help and wisdom to our new brother, Kalifa, and his family. Strengthen them to endure the persecution as they grow in Christ. Bring ways for them to be discipled. And, may other people be drawn to Jesus through their witness. Provide for the physical needs as well. For your glory and honor, Lord. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for Kalifa and his family "s boldness to accept Jesus Christ in a Muslim village. Holy Spirit send your power, bringing endurance, hope, and more courage to stand for Jesus Christ as new believers. Help believers worldwide to keep praying for their growth in Christ; safety, protection, and to aid them financially. Amen
    Rosalind W - USA
  • I pray for the spirit of truth to move continually through you and your family. I am moved and blessed by your faith. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Linda C - USA
  • Abba Father, please put your arms of protection around Kalifa and his family. Their faith is new and the pressure they receive from the Muslim villagers is hard. I pray that they can find strength in their belief and feel peace. Forgive their persecutors as they have been deceived by Satan. I ask these prayers in the holy name of your son Jesus. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Heavenly Father pour Your love, mercy, and provision upon Kalifa and his family. We thank You for saving them and we for their strength and courage under persecution from those in their village. We pray the hearts of those coming against them will turn from stone to flesh and they too will receive You, Jesus, as Lord and Savior. Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Lord give strength and endurance to Kalifa and his family for peace, protection, freedom and joy even in the midst of the trial. Give them a song of praise upon their lips and let their testimony ring out like a beacon upon the nation of Mali. Let the Ne of Jesus be glorified throughout the land through the obedient ministry of Christian's like kalifa!
    Atacy U - USA
  • "You are my strength when I am weak, you are the treasure that I seek, you are my all in all." God, please be all in all to this family. As their world turns against them, show them how You are greater than the world. As the attacks come, let them know what it is to have God as their defence. Give them courage, hope, and strength. Keep them safe. Amen.
    Kesse R - USA
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